Saturday, June 30, 2018

June 39, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Bartenders and Mixologists Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 30, 2018 Thousands are marching in the streets across the country protesting Trump’s zero tolerance of illegal immigration and demanding an end to ICE (what the left does not realize is that over 80 percent of Americans want illegals to be deported and as Trump has indicated they will be crushed for advocating open borders); Trump has indicated he will announce his pick to succeed Justice Kennedy on July 9 as the left continues its meltdown over the prospect of a conservative being added to the bench; Darin Hodge, the manager of the Teahouse Restaurant in Vancouver, Canada was fired for refusing to serve a customer wearing a MAGA hat; Conor Berry, a reporter for the Republic in Springfield, Massachusetts resigned after falsely reporting that the shooter at the Capital Gazette wore a MAGA hat; on the disease prevention front Truveda manufactured by Gilead Science to reduce by 90 percent the chance of being infected by the HIV virus has risen in cost by 45 percent to $2,000 for a thirty day supply; Cack News Network Jim Acosta was making a fool of himself as usual by shouting out questions to President Trump of whether he was going to stop calling the press an enemy of the people, an act that a former executive produce for the network slammed him for; in Chicago through June 29, 2018, 1380 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 216 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of people of color by people of color?).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Usher, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact you are not meedless; a relevant quote from Amy Bloom on the effect of being a bartender, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like college graduations, birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
1. Asteroid Day—created by the UN to promote awareness of the need to track asteroids that may be a threat to the Earth and celebrated on the anniversary of a large asteroid striking Siberia on this day in 1908.      
2. Bartender and Mixologist Day—promoting those part-time psychologists and counselors who tend bar and listen to their customers woes since 2013 on the last Saturday in June..
3. 2004 Number One Song— the number one song in 2004 on a run of 8 weeks in that position was “Burn” by Usher. Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “meedless” which means undeserving or unrewarded which describes most bureaucratic Swamp denizens.
5.  The Human Cannibal—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1966 of the youngest heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson who claimed the title at age 20 but is perhaps best remembered for biting off the ear of Evander Holyfield in a rematch in 1997 for which he was disqualified.
         On this day in: 
a. 1953 the first Chevrolet Corvette rolled of the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.
b. 1966 the National Organization for Women was founded.
c. 1986 SCOTUS in the case of Bowers v. Hardwick ruled that states could bar consenting homosexuals from engaging in sexual activity.
d. 1997 the United Kingdom transferred sovereignty over Hong Kong to China.      
e. 2013 19 firefighters battling a wildfire in Arizona were killed  by the fire..
    Reflections on being a bartender: “I spent a lot of time listening to people. But it's also true that I liked details and listening to people when I was a bartender and when I was a waitress and probably when I was a babysitter as well. I suspect that's part of what drew me to psychotherapy rather than the other way around.”
Amy Bloom noted American author and psychotherapist.  
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